How to Update Old iPad to iOS 16 | Install iPadOS 16 on Unsupported iPad

Last Updated on Jun 30, 2022

Are you missing too much in your OLD iPad because apple left support for the latest iPadOS 16 or 15? While the majority of iPads can be upgraded to the most recent operating system, iPadOS 16, others are stuck on an earlier iteration of the operating system. Apple abandons devices that lack the essential hardware to run the latest operating system smoothly.

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However, we can help you upgrade your unsupported iPad to iOS 16. Just follow these simple steps and your iPad will be running on the latest iOS 16.

Note: This is Jailbreak Tricks, an Unofficial way to install the latest iPadOS to your iPad. So, try on your Risk.

How to Install iPadOS 16 on Unsupported Devices?

To install iPadOS 15 on an old iPad, you will need to go to a computer and install additional software. The rest of the process is quite simple. Here is how you can do it:

STEP-1: Connect your iPad to your computer using a USB cable

STEP-2: Next, you need to install 3uTools software on your computer.

STEP-3: Open 3uTools.

STEP-4: Your iPad should connect to the 3uTools software automatically. As soon as it is connected, you will see a complete spec sheet of your iPad.

STEP-5: On the same screen, you will see the option to “Jailbreak now”. Click on it. It will take some time to process, and then a new window with the list of available jailbreaks for your iPad will appear.

STEP-6: Select the available jailbreak and click “Start Jailbreak” at the bottom. The jailbreak will take some time. As soon as it is done, you will see a dialogue box, confirming the same. 

After the jailbreak is done, you need to come back to your iPad. 

STEP-7: On your iPad, go to “Settings”.

STEP-8: Navigate to the “Profile Settings” tab.

STEP-9: Click on the “Trust the Apps” option.

STEP-10: Install the Phoenix app on your iPad. 

STEP-11: Open the “Phoenix” app.

STEP-12: In the “Phoenix” app, click on the “Prepare for Jailbreak” option.

STEP-13: On the next screen, click on “Accept” and let the app do its job.

STEP-14: After the Jailbreak is successful, your iPad will restart automatically.

STEP-15: After the restart, you will find the Cydia App automatically installed on your iPad.

STEP-16: Launch the “Cydia” App.

STEP-17: Click on “Upgrade Essentials”.

STEP-18: Upgrade the essentials to use the jailbreak feature. The upgrade will take some time. After the upgrade is done, the app will restart itself.

STEP-19: Next, go to the “Source” tab and click on the “Edit” option in the top right corner, followed by “Add URL.”

STEP-20: Enter http://repo.packix.com/ and click on “Insert”. 

Now, we will look at some of the apps that you can install on your iPad that will give your iPad all the features of iOS 15.

Installing Eclipse Dark Mode

This will enable dark mode on your iPad.

STEP-1: Go to the “Search” tab.

STEP-2: Search for “Eclipse Dark Mode” and install it.

STEP-3: Restart your iPad.

STEP-4: Go to “Settings” > General

STEP-5: Navigate to “Eclipse 3” and enable it.

Installing Medusa for iPad

It will enable a slide over and split view executive feature for your iPad.

STEP-1: Go to the “Search” tab.

STEP-2: Search for “Medusa for iPad” and install it.

STEP-3: Restart your iPad.

STEP-4: Go to “Settings” > General

STEP-5: Navigate to “Medusa” and enable it.

Installing Speed Intensifier

As the name suggests, it will make various features of your iPad smoother and faster, like navigation, switching between apps and many others.

STEP-1: Go to the “Search” tab.

STEP-2: Search for “Speed Intensifier” and install it.

STEP-3: Restart your iPad.

STEP-4: Go to “Settings” > General

STEP-5: Navigate to “Speed Intensifier” and enable it.

Installing CCSettings

It will give you a customized control center with many amazing add-on features.

STEP-1: Go to the “Search” tab.

STEP-2: Search for “CCSettings” and install it.

STEP-3: Restart your iPad.

STEP-4: Go to “Settings” > General

STEP-5: Navigate to “CCSettings” and enable it.

Installing SpinSettings

This will give your “Settings” icon a spinning animation that will make your homepage look so much more interactive.

STEP-1: Go to the “Search” tab.

STEP-2: Search for “SpinSettings” and install it.

STEP-3: Restart your iPad.

STEP-4: Go to “Settings” > General

STEP-5: Navigate to “SpinSettings” and enable it.

Installing Harbor

This will enhance the dock on your iPad, making it more interactive and also allowing you to place as many icons on it as you like.

STEP-1: Go to the “Search” tab.

STEP-2: Search for “Harbor” and install it.

STEP-3: Restart your iPad.

STEP-4: Go to “Settings” > General

STEP-5: Navigate to “Harbor” and enable it.

Installing Iconizer

Iconizer is an all-in-one tweak that gives you full control of springboard icons. You can customize your icon’s color, size, opacity, and many other things easily.

STEP-1: Go to the “Search” tab.

STEP-2: Search for “Iconizer” and install it.

STEP-3: Restart your iPad.

STEP-4: Go to “Settings” > General

STEP-5: Navigate to “Iconizer” and enable it.

Installing XenHTML

XenHTML is an amazing tweak that allows you to add iOS 15 style widgets to both your home screen and your lock screen.

STEP-1: Go to the “Search” tab.

STEP-2: Search for “XenHTML” and install it.

STEP-3: Restart your iPad.

STEP-4: Go to “Settings” > General

STEP-5: Navigate to “XenHTML” and enable it.

That’s it! Enjoy your iPad with all these new and incredible features that are only available on iOS 15. 

Bottom Line

These easy to install and use tweaks will provide you with all the features that are available on iOS 15. Not only that, but it also provides you with customization options that are not available on iOS 15 yet. 

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more tweaks you can add by using the simple steps above that will give you full control over how you want to customize your iPad.

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